The end of the games was just the beginning for many Olympic venues, which are set to become tourist hotspots. Travel agencies have already developed tours that feature the stadiums and other venues.
Xiao Wang is an Olympics fan living in Wuhan, in central China's Hubei Province. As soon as he heard about group tours to the Beijing Olympic stadiums, he applied to join a group.
Xiao Wang said, "The Olympic venues look amazing on TV. I'd love to see them in person as soon as possible."
With the Paralympics around the corner, Guangzhou travel agencies are promoting tours to Beijing's Olympic venues. For less than two thousand yuan, tourists can travel all the way to the Bird's Nest and Water Cube to watch the Paralympic Games. Travel agencies say September is the best time to visit, because some sporting facilities in the stadiums will removed after the Paralympics.
Zheng Hong from Guangzhou travel Agency said, "During the Paralympics, hotel rates in Beijing will not be very high. So it's a good time to travel. If you wait until October, Beijing will get crowded again for the National Day Golden Week holiday."
(CCTV August 30, 2008)